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LeeMartinRD

About LeeMartinRD

Lee is a UK Registered Dietitian who worked as a researcher at King’s College London University researching the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previously Lee worked for the NHS with many years’ experience of treating IBS. Lee has run a popular blog www.rmdietetic.com on the low FODMAP diet since 2013 where you can learn all about his experiences of following the low FODMAP diet, find information on the research behind the diet, the practicalities of implementing the diet along with low FODMAP meal and baking recipes. This year Lee has published the first ever book dedicated to the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet. More information on the book entitled ‘Re-challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPS: A self-help guide to the entire reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet’ can be found on the website www.reintroducingfodmaps.com

Comment on Following the low FODMAP diet long term…What is a modified low FODMAP diet? by Research on the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet

18Sep

Three phases of the low FODMAP diet

There is a new term starting to emerge in relation to the low FODMAP diet and this is the modified low FODMAP diet. Put simply this is the long term diet the majority of people follow after completing the reintroduction … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks

18Sep

Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks

One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. This is because it is that much harder to buy things out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetables, flavourings etc. … Continue reading

  

Comment on End of Week 1 on Low FODMAP diet by RMdietetics

21Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

Comment on End of Week 1 on Low FODMAP diet by Jane

18Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

15Jul

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

We spent a little over 3 weeks in Vietnam, travelling north to south from Hanoi all the way to Ho Chi Minh City. We absolutely loved Vietnam, being so diverse with so much to do, really low prices, friendly people … Continue reading

  

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by RMdietetics

6Jul

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Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For … Continue reading

  

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by Lisa

6Jul

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Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For … Continue reading

  

Should we really be putting children on the low FODMAP diet?

7Jun

Should we really be putting children on the low FODMAP diet?

Gastrointestinal complaints are extremely common in children, from mild bloating and discomfort to chronic constipation or diarrhoea, reflux and pain. The reasons behind these symptoms can be straightforward to diagnose and treat with dietary changes and sometimes with the use … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Research on the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet – Reintroducing fodmaps

29May

I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London!

UPDATE: I originally posted this in Feb 2014 and since then I left King’s  one and a half years later to travel the world for a year. You can read all about our journey of ‘Around the world in 80 … Continue reading

  

Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers

21May

Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers

We were only in Thailand for 2 weeks and spent our time in relative luxury (well compared to our normal budget travelling accommodation) on the touristy island of Koh Samui. We had both travelled Thailand previously so it was a … Continue reading

  

Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet

28Mar

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Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

7 essentials for the low FODMAP traveler

Foreword by Lee Martin My partner Mel and I have been travelling the world for just over 4 months. We are coming towards the end of our time in Asia and soon move onto Australia and New Zealand. We have … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

7 essentials for the low FODMAP traveler

Foreword by Lee Martin My partner Mel and I have been travelling the world for just over 4 months. We are coming towards the end of our time in Asia and soon move onto Australia and New Zealand. We have … Continue reading

  

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

7Dec

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet. Watch out for misinformation

The world of FODMAPs is changing and information on the low FODMAP diet available on the internet  goes out of date fast. The information you can now find on the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet is more consistent and … Continue reading

  

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

1Dec

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

Laos has to be one of, if not, the most relaxed country in the world. We were there for the end of Buddhist Lent and I don’t think it is a coincidence that this Buddhist culture is the reason the … Continue reading

  

Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet.

23Nov

Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet

Believe it or not, not everyone who has IBS needs to follow the low FODMAP diet! The low FODMAP diet has been such a revelation in the treatment of IBS symptoms that one can forget there are actually many things … Continue reading

  

Our favourite low FODMAP dishes from the Philippines

18Nov

favourite low FODMAP dishes from the Philippines

As we travel around the world when we come across meals that we enjoy and are low FODMAP (or close to being low FODMAP) we will share these to provide some inspiration for different cuisines. You can read our experience … Continue reading

  

Following the low FODMAP diet long term. What is a modified low FODMAP diet?

10Nov

Three phases of the low FODMAP diet

There is a new term starting to emerge in relation to the low FODMAP diet and this is the modified low FODMAP diet. Put simply this is the long term diet the majority of people follow after completing the reintroduction … Continue reading

  

Common journalist questions on the low FODMAP diet

2Nov

Common journalist questions on the low FODMAP diet

From time to time I get asked questions from journalists about the low FODMAP diet. I thought it would be useful to put some of these questions on the blog along with the answers I gave. You can also see … Continue reading

  

Following a low FODMAP diet when travelling in the Philippines

26Oct

View from our hotel in El Nido, Palawan

I absolutely loved the Philippines it is a spectacular place with some of the best scenery and beaches in the world. View from our hotel in El Nido, Palawan Stunning scenery at Las Cabanas beach, Palawan We spent 5 weeks … Continue reading

  

Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice

12Oct

Soybean Composition

There have been some recent FODMAP content updates to the range of alternative milks available to purchase including soya, coconut, almond, hemp, oat and rice milks. Just before I left the King’s College London FODMAP research team we sent a batch … Continue reading

  

Suitable foods on the low FODMAP diet and recent changes

18Sep

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‘What foods can I eat on the low FODMAP diet?’. This is one of the top search terms that crops up on the stats for this blog. There are several sources on the web for lists of FODMAP foods however … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

Around the world in 80 low FODMAP dishes

21Jun

boracay-island

That’s right you read it correctly. Two dietitians are going on a trip around the world. Yipee! It’s been a couple of years in the planning – well when I say planning I mean saving money – and come September … Continue reading

  

Around the world in 80 low FODMAP dishes

21Jun

boracay-island

That’s right you read it correctly. Two dietitians are going on a trip around the world. Yipee! It’s been a couple of years in the planning – well when I say planning I mean saving money – and come September … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by RMdietetics

20Jan

SAM_1323

Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by Judith van der Leeden

15Jan

SAM_1323

Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Spelt –

6Jan

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Gutsy Broad

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by Colleen

18Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Nataliya

17Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? | talkhealth Blog

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Jules_GastroRD

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

SAM_1284

One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. This is because it is that much harder to buy things out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetable flavourings etc. … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Baking: US vs. UK – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

2Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Punjabi Chicken & Spinach Curry by Lamb and Spinach Curry

30Nov

Low FODMAP Punjabi Chicken & Spinach Curry

Yes you can still have Curry on the low FODMAP diet….well if you cook this you can! This is rejigged classic Curry recipe which is healthy and low in FODMAP’s, with a few separate process which all combine into one … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

SAM_4306

Its been ages since I posted a recipe and while in Spain this week I came up with the idea of stuffing the amazing LARGE peppers with a tinned tuna, lemon zest and herb marinade. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

Its been ages since I posted a recipe and while in Spain this week I came up with the idea of stuffing the amazing LARGE peppers with a tinned tuna, lemon zest and herb marinade. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

SAM_4306

Its been ages since I posted a recipe and while in Spain this week I came up with the idea of stuffing the amazing LARGE peppers with a tinned tuna, lemon zest and herb marinade. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

Comment on Reintroducing FODMAPs by RMdietetics

13Oct

Brocoli

Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading

  

Comment on Reintroducing FODMAPs by Mike @ Beahealthygeek.com

13Oct

Brocoli

Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

30Sep

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by RMdietetics

29Sep

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

26Sep

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

11Aug

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known … Continue reading

  

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

11Aug

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known … Continue reading

  

Bloglovin

7Aug

The FODMAPPER Blogging about the FODMAP diet for IBS sufferers and eating lots along the way FODMAP, glorious FODMAP! all things FODMAP friendly Cooking for the Sensitive Gut Delicious soothing recipes the sensitive gut FODMAP free living Yummy recipes for … Continue reading

  

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

21May

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low … Continue reading

  

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

21May

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low … Continue reading

  

I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London!

5Feb

ELFA Logo

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

5 Interesting Articles on Gut Bacteria, Gluten & FODMAPs, NCGS (Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity), & Constipation

27Nov

I try to complete a post once per month but this month has been hectic!  However I did have time to whip up this post which has some good articles that I came across via twitter in October so I … Continue reading

  

Cereal Dealer – from dealing stocks & shares to dealing cereals

20Oct

yoosli cereal

With the unrelenting rise in the free from market, stemmed from increasing (real and perceived!) allergies and intolerances – is an ex City Banker already way ahead of the food industry and its future direction? I’m actually quite interested in economics, especially … Continue reading

  

5 IBS & FODMAP Articles You Really Need to Read! (August 2013)

17Sep

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I love writing these posts (bit geeky I know!) but the more information you have about a subject, as long as you can critically appraise it, the better your understanding and therefore you enjoy it more.  This months top articles … Continue reading

  

The Top 5 FODMAP & IBS Articles from July 2013

19Aug

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I’m a bit late this month reviewing the useful information twitter sends our way.  Weddings (not ours!) and general summer activities have taken up my time along with far too much painting and redecorating.  Anyway sit back and enjoy this … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP inspired Beef Rendang

10Aug

SAM_1691

This curry is cooked for a couple of hours so the meat is lovely and tender. Choose some vegetables that will cook slowly with the dish. We found some cheap butternut squash already sliced in a packet so added these … Continue reading

  

Reintroducing FODMAPs

4Aug

Brocoli

Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading

  

End of the 8 week Low FODMAP Diet

16Jul

Before starting the diet we discussed what we were going to miss most, and decided it would be the flavour from foods such as garlic and onion, fresh bread and our weekend baked treats such as pastries. In reality, these were relatively … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Wholesome Oatey Muffins

30Jun

muffin 2

This recipe makes a large batch of mini muffins, which taste really rich and oatey – and are delicious warmed up before eating. They make a great high fibre low FODMAP breakfast treat.  You can add any fillings you like … Continue reading

  

DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake

25Jun

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Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

If you can only read 5 articles on IBS & FODMAP this month make sure they are these…….

25Jun

Summary of useful IBS & FODMAP related articles & research via Twitter in the last month (May 2013) This is obviously not an extensive list…what you think I live on twitter?  But please use the comments to leave links to … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Pesto Gluten Free Pasta with Griddled Aubergine & Tomatoes

25Jun

This colourful dish reminds me of traffic lights, and has so much flavour. The addition of pesto makes any pasta, gluten free or not, a delight. If you don’t like aubergine then courgette works just as well.  The pesto recipe is  at … Continue reading

  

Adding flavour to Low FODMAP meals (Part 2)

21Jun

SAM_1879

Using up your herbs! If you’re new to the blog, we previously posted about adding flavour to FODMAP meals with herbs being a favourite of ours and an opportunity to get those green thumbs flexing.  If it has now got to … Continue reading